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hit man checklistFilmHit ManIn select theaters May 24 Loosely based on Skip Hollandsworth’s 2001 Texas Monthly story of the same name, this romantic comedy/thriller stars Austin native Glen Powell as an amiable professor who leads a double life working for the police as a pretend murderer for hire. But then he falls in love with one of his prospective clients, played by Adria Arjona, who is desperate to escape her abusive husband. The tangle of deception and romance leads to a comedy of errors and a descent into a violent underworld. Powell cowrote the script with fellow Texan Richard Linklater, who knows a thing or two about making a noir screwball from a Hollandsworth true-crime feature (see 2011’s Bernie, starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey). If you can’t…

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